Footbridges are an incredible solution for pedestrians who need to cross one ore more busy streets. However, most of the time people are too lazy to go up a flight of stairs to get to the top of the bridge and cross safely to the other side, exposing their lives to the danger of being run over by a car or causing a major car accident. The solution: Make it fun!
Consistently communicate creatively simple & short water conservation messages'. Put up illustrations on water conservation on the ceiling of the hair-washing cubicle. When patrons/clients are reclining on the chair to get their hair washed, the illustration will be right in their vision. The sound and feel of the water on the head and the message above will engage the various senses of the person to make a sub-conscious impact. In those 3+ minutes of hair wash, the person will have 2 options – close eyes or see a beautiful & often funny illustration.
This happens to many people day in day out. You take the dog for a quick walk, and then the inevitable happens. The dog needs a poo. You have to bend down near all the smells, and pick it up with a glove etc. But knowone wants to touch it, its revolting and there is easier ways. I have come up with an idea that allows you to NOT bend down near the smells to pick it up. It also allows you to NOT to physically touch it. But what it does allow you to do is have FUN, yes thats right, have FUN.
Nobody's waiting to find a bin to throw an old gum, it's easier to throw it in the street, anywhere in the street.
It's amazing the number of old chewing gums that is stuck on the ground, a billion of small colored spots living on the pavement. When the gum is quite new, it follow you home and stick everywhere to finally make a mess.
Dispose a plexiglass box in a park or in a street where pedestrians are passing by.
A long tube built into a slider leading from a side easy insertion level to a point just over cone leading to the base centre. At top in interior is a mangle crusher feeding into and old paper shredder. You 'load' PEP bottles into the tube. You then slide it upright (using screwed in 330ml bottle handles) to drop into the cone. This action activates the blade, only once the tube is well out of reach. The shredder drops the shards into a cone-shaped pile.
Submitted by Peter M
Cycling is hard work especially up hill. Sound posts with PIR sensors could be placed along the side of the road to give audio rewards to cyclists as they struggle through the city streets. A selection of surprising, uplifting and thought provoking music and sounds could be projected at the cyclists as they travel through a mini soundscape making the whole process more fun and attractive. This would encourage more people to cycle instead of drive.
Submitted by Joe Ravenhill.
There's nothing better than fun pedestrian crossing!
The new pedestrian crossing light up when the traffic lights go red.
That would benefit both, pedestrians and drivers:
1. the drivers would notice that the traffic light went red when he saw the lines of light lighting up (the lines would only light up when the pedestrian could cross the street)
2. the pedestrians would know when they could cross the street (when the lines light up) and will be encouraged to cross over the pedestrian crossing (the right place to cross the street)
Purpose: To get people to use far away parking spots and get more exercise.
Idea: Posts signs that are solar digital at the farther parking spots. When a person parks there, they receive a "fortune" for the day. Kind of like a fortune cookie. Fun and easy!
Submitted by Stacy Blackwood
On the way home from work at least one local supermarket shopping trolley (Shopping cart) has made its way up the street and onto the front lawn of our local housing project. Invariably the cart will sit there for a week and attract other carts until the local council has to collect and return them at a cost. Some times they’re so badly damaged they just get thrown away. Large shopping centers can generate up to 200 missing shopping trolleys a day and one Australian business that tracks and returns shopping trolleys receives on average 1000 phone calls a week from the public.
Vending machines are popular in many countries around the world, but most of them sell soda and junk food. Besides being unhealthy, the bottles, cups and cans take time and money to recycle. Let’s encourage people to start reducing disposables at the source. How about a vending machine that sells healthy drinks to those who bring their own reusable bottles or mugs? The vending machine also sells reusable bottles or mugs to those who do not happen to have one with them. Whenever a customer places a bottle or mug on the dispenser, the machine will sense it and say “thank you! You are awesome!
What happens when you throw something in the trash? Well, a small gnome stores it underground, that's what happens. In a long trashcan with a monitor on top, deposited trash first falls to a platform with a blue-screen where pictures from several angles are taken and a 3d model of the trashed object is then built and inserted into a 3D animation where a gnome/monster stores the trash carefully. further interaction could be acomplished by enabling reaction from the gnome to sound or movement.
Submitted by Jose Garduno
Recycling is very important. However making recycling actions is still not the nr. 1. trend in my country. Maybe we could promote recycling if we could make it more fun: through Recycling Zoo (RZ) for example. In Budapest we handle five types of garbage, so at the moment there are five resident of RZ. Each animal has an individual solution to absorb garbage.
We can increase fun factor by"
1. Transform wooden animal plates into monkey bars (e.g. elephant’s fangs or turtle heads are perfect steps)
You have a desk job and you are sitting all day long in a chair in front of the computer? We know a fast way to change that behavior. It’s called the elevator fun way. Take five and go celebrate a task you did well. Today you can use your break enjoying a couple of minutes of glory while taking the elevator. We are offering you an elevator fun way every working day. Saturdays and Sundays we are also climbing mountains. Take time for MORE FUN!
Submitted by Morris Joy & Dan
Can we get more people to replace bottled water for drinking fountains by making it fun to do?
BIG PROBLEM: Plastic bottles can take up to 1000 years to biodegradate and currently only 10% of almost 40'000'000 bottles consumed a day worlwide is properly recycled. Bottled water consumed in America in one year requires over 1'500'000 barrels of oil, enough to power up 250,000 homes in the same year.
It‘s dangerous to walk when traffic light turns red but some people do. The idea was to stop people walking as soon as the traffic light turns red. So I invented the idea that the red traffic light is going to tell funny jokes to keep people waiting until it‘s green. So they are enjoying the stay and there is no more danger anymore.
Submitted by Elisabeth Dietrich.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
Admit it: When you put your glass bottles in the recycling bin, you do it with just a little more force than necessary just for the joy of hearing things shatter. The Smashcycler promotes glass recycling while providing that same thrill in a safe environment.
Submitted by Frederic Savioz & Greg Christensen